On Saturday 14th February 2015 from 2 – 4 pm, Margi Strever and the Arts and Crafts group will be having a mono-printing workshop.
You are all very welcome to come along to learn something new, and also to enjoy a cup of tea and fellowship. Please book with Margi (072 437 9250). A donation of R20 will help to cover the costs of materials.
Mono-printing? For those of you (like me) who do not know what mono-printing is, the clearest explanation I could find is:
Monoprinting is a lovely combination of printing and painting. Printmaking is usually defined as images made in multiples, and monoprints are the exception as each “print” is “one-of-a-kind.” These prints are ridiculously easy to make — you just need a little bit of table or floor space to store the drying prints.
This explanation is from Rachelle Doorley, an artist, on her website http://tinkerlab.com/cookie-sheet-monoprints/ . On this website are photos of her young daughter making mono-prints. It certainly looks like lots of fun for children.
For a level up from this young child’s mono-prints, have a look at a fancier version with professional equipment by the artist Orna Feinstein ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajx3d7PTm68 )
For something between those 2 extremes, also have a look at these:
- Gelatin monoprinting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvr6YqyyfUY )
- Gel plate techniques (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPJQsTpivC0 )
- Household junk and the Gelli plate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=claKnk2sHeE)
If you cannot attend this workshop, don’t despair. There will be many other art workshops during the year. Ask Margi for details of future events, or check back here regularly.